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"For the Love of Ray J" Premieres!
February 2nd, 2009
Ray J's success in the entertainment business has brought him fame, fortune, and a never-ending supply of gorgeous girls. After years of hookups and rocky relationships he's ready to break away from the gold-diggers and groupies and find a unique lady capable of restoring his faith in women. VH1 is teaming up with Ray J in hopes of finding him a true "ride or die chick" among a group of 14 beautiful women from across the country. "For the Love of Ray J" premieres on VH1 on Monday, February 2 at 10:30 PM*
"For the Love of Ray J" will catch every exciting moment as Ray J follows in the footsteps of his boys Flavor Flav and Bret Michaels. Fourteen lovely ladies will move into Ray J's bachelor mansion and go through a series of challenges, dates, and heart-breaking eliminations until he finds the one woman he's been waiting for. Not only will the ladies have to prove their love for Ray J, but they must also show him they can keep up with his fast-paced lifestyle.
"For the Love of Ray J" follows Ray J and his entourage of female suitors to the hottest hangouts in Los Angeles, to Sin City where they'll party with his famous friends, and to Ray's childhood home where they'll meet his family and big sister Brandy. Ray J will pour his heart out to these women in hopes that he can figure out who is really there for him. Each week the ladies will attempt to win over Ray J as he carries on with his life in the spotlight.
In the end, the girls who can't keep up with Ray J's jet-setting ways will be sent packing. But the one who can impress his friends and family and make Ray J believe that love exists, will win the ultimate prize -- the love of Ray J. Catch "For the Love of Ray J" on VH1, premiering Monday, February 2 at 10:30 PM*.
Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom Coming to DVD!
January 14th, 2009
Noah and the boys are back to tie the knot..or not? The all-new feature length movie about four African-American gay friends in Los Angeles, Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom, captures the drama of life and love on February 3, 2009 on DVD. After a stellar box office run reporting one of the best per screen averages of any film this year, the DVD is sure to give fans more of what they love. Brand new special features including a "Making Of," deleted scenes, photo shoots and more. The film from LOGO, the nation's leading 24/7 channel and source of entertainment for the LGBT audience, and Paramount Home Entertainment will also be sold as a 2-pack with the soundtrack from Tommy Boy Records.
Fresh on the heels of the TV show's first two seasons, Jumping The Broom finds Noah (Darryl Stephens), Alex (Rodney Chester), Ricky (Christian Vincent), Chance (Doug Spearman) and their significant others traveling to Martha's Vineyard for a weekend wedding getaway. Drama ensues as one-by-one their relationships start to crack under the pressure of closer examination. Newly successful screenwriter Noah looks to his friends for advice as he prepares to move his relationship to a more serious level while struggling to keep his first studio movie alive. But the friends are of little help as they juggle their own issues. Elder statesmen Chance and Eddie attempt to scratch their seven-year itch but worry their marriage has permanently lost its spark. And playboy Ricky flaunts his barely legal college student fling in the face of his monogamous friends but hides a surprising secret that threatens to rock the house. Add to the mix Alex's crazy-making wedding prep, a closeted superstar rapper, a high-maintenance studio exec, and a surprise visitor and you've got a drama-filled feature length reunion with the ones everyone loves.
Directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (Punks) from a script he co-wrote with John R. Gordon, Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom will be available on February 3, 2009 on LOGOonline.com and retailers nationwide.
BET Set's It Off for 09'!
January 14, 2009
BET Networks announced that Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, Anthony Hamilton, Anita Baker, Joss Stone, Yolanda Adams and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater will be performing at THE BET HONORS on Saturday, January 17 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Terrence Howard, Cedric The Entertainer, Samuel L. Jackson and Hill Harper will also make appearances. As the kick-off to Inaugural weekend, THE BET HONORS will be hosted by actress Gabrielle Union and will honor the accomplishments of Tyler Perry, Mary J. Blige, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, B. Smith, Judith Jamison and Congressman James E. Clyburn. This year's show will premiere on BET on Monday, February 9 at 9:00 p.m.*
On Tuesday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m.*, Nick Cannon will host YES WE WILL! BET'S INAUGURATION CELEBRATION, a one-hour special commemorating the massive voter turnout and what African Americans are committed to doing in order to implement the change initiated by Barack Obama's presidency. This televised event will feature incredible performances by Chicago's own Common and Grammy Award-nominated Jazmine Sullivan and live shots from BET's Inaugural Ball, and will take a look back at the election and the significant campaign that led the way to America's first Black president.
SUNDAY BEST welcomes back as its host gospel great Kirk Franklin and judges multi-award winning siblings Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary and Grammy Award-winning BeBe Winans.
Joining SUNDAY BEST this season is the debut of a brand new faith based music video show 106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL premiering on Sunday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m.* BET's hit music countdown show 106 & PARK introduces its new weekly gospel spin-off with hosts Angel Taylor from the Stellar Award- winning gospel group Tri-ni-tee 5:7 and Jorel Quinn from the gospel hip-hop group 21:03. GENERATION GOSPEL will offer a live studio audience, chart- topping music gospel music videos, celebrity guests, interactive choir battles, exclusive packages and much more.
Also in January, the network returns with its ninth annual mega-hit CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL on Sunday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.* The show is again hosted by veteran comedian, actor and popular syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey, who has hosted CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL since its inception. The latest installment in this extraordinary awards show franchise boasts performances from hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Smokie Norful & Heather Headley, Hezekiah Walker & LFC and Dr. Bobby Jones with the Nashville Super Choir and 21:03, just to name a few.
BET's longest-running gospel program BOBBY JONES GOSPEL returned Monday, October 5 for another divine season of uplifting performances and special appearances - all hosted by veteran gospel show host, Dr. Bobby Jones. This past fall marks the 28th season of BOBBY JONES GOSPEL, a long-standing staple among BET shows.
106 & PARK PRESENTS: GENERATION GOSPEL, CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL and BOBBY JONES GOSPEL are produced by Stephen Hill, President of Programming, BET Networks, Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks and Marilyn Gill. The current season of SUNDAY BEST is executive produced by D'Angela Proctor Steed, Nia T. Hill and Brian Gadinsky.
Returning for a gripping sixth season, BET's COLLEGE HILL: SOUTH BEACH premieres with a resounding bang Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m.* Pulling no punches, the new cast members clash almost immediately within minutes of meeting one another. Tune in for undeniably the most controversial season yet, as the co-eds attempt to live under the same roof, which proves to be a little too close for comfort. Will all the roommates survive the semester? Will everyone make it in the house? Will love bloom among the roommates? Don't miss the most attention-grabbing season yet of COLLEGE HILL.
Hosted by comedian/actor Al Shearer, whose credits include BET's Hits From the Streets and Teen Summit and Universal Studio's motion picture Honey, PLAYED BY FAME features a hot lineup of celebrity pranksters including comedian/actor Kevin Hart, platinum selling rapper Ludacris, R&B songstress Monica and singer/songwriter Mario. Also featured are celebrities Jazzy Pha, Lamman Rucker, Toccara, Melyssa Ford, Brandon T Jackson, Fatima, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Raheem DeVaughn, Jackie Long, Tia Mowry, Young Buck, Bobby Brown, Marques Houston, E-40, Terry Crews, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Melinda Williams, Stevie Williams, Charlie Murphy, Wood Harris, Matt Kemp, Mr. Bentley, Eva Marcille, Bobby Valentino, Kel Mitchell and Tichina Arnold.
NITE TALES - Available on DVD February 3, 2009!
December 22nd, 2008
It will be a horror extravaganza to die for when Nite Tales, two shocking stories of the macabre, comes to DVD on February 3, 2009 from BET and Paramount Home Entertainment. A twisted double dose of devilish fun, Nite Tales left audiences trembling with fear and amazement after its Halloween 2008 debut on BET. Now this bloodcurdling scarefest is available to own in an Unrated Edition DVD for the suggested retail price of $22.99 US. Written, directed and produced by Deon Taylor (7eventy 5ive), Nite Tales is hosted by pioneering rapper and television personality Flavor Flav ("Flavor of Love."). Tony Todd (the Candyman franchise), Sticky Fingaz ("Blade: The Series") Tyrin Turner (How High) and Fredro Starr (Save the Last Dance) star in a ghastly urban double feature that includes a pair of hair-raising horror stories that deliver the season's most alarming and enjoyable chills and thrills!
What goes around comes around in "Karma" when a bank heist turns into a life and death struggle. Would-be robbers with a taste for violence find themselves pinned down by an even more brutal adversary and all the money in the world won't save them from their gruesome-and hungry-foe.
Then, everyone is a suspect in "Storm" as a group of college students take refuge from a violent rainstorm. After they offer a stranger shelter, one of them turns up dead and as the rain continues to fall, so do the bodies. Ensnared in a trap of their own making, the ever-shrinking group will have to use every ounce of cunning they have if they hope to make it through the night.
Secret Life of Bees UBG Preview!
October 9th, 2008
"Bees" centers on Lily, a 14 year-old girl who's troubled life leads her to seek the real meaning of family. She sets sail with the woman and only friend shes ever known (Hudson) to learn secrets about the small town where her mother once resided. With nowhere to go, Lilly eventually is taken in by the Boatwright sisters who own their own beekeeping business. The story is filled with love, laughter, and life lessons anyone would cherish.
Check out the exclusive UrbanBridgez.com previews featured below.
Preview II - (I Don't Wanna Get Married)
Queen Latifah Character Montage
Jennifer Hudson Character Montage